Melting Moments: In a medium
sized bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch and salt.
In the bowl of your electric mixer
(or with a hand mixer),
beat the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth (about 2 minutes). Beat
in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated. Cover
and refrigerate the batter for an hour or two, or until firm.
Preheat oven to 350
degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line two
baking sheets with parchment paper.
batter is firm, form into 1
inch (2.5 cm) balls and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, spacing about 1 inch apart. Bake for about 10 - 14 minutes or until the edges
of the cookies just start
to brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 3-5 minutes.
Transfer the cookies to a wire rack that is placed over a sheet of parchment or
Put the confectioners sugar in a fine strainer or sieve and sprinkle the tops of
the cookies with the sugar.
These cookies store very
well. Place in an airtight container between sheets of wax paper and they
will keep a couple of weeks. If desired, just before serving, sprinkle the tops
of the cookies with confectioners sugar.
Makes about 3
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